Editors' Note #4

We bid you all welcome to the fourth issue of the Immaterial Labour Union Zine!

We dedicate this issue to the question of the user profile, the digital ID which supposedly allows you to represent your networked self. Of course, this raises more questions than it answers. What is representation? What are the political consequences of the constructed, heavily curated online persona? Which protocols define the process of identity formation? How are they economically engaged? Do template restrictions outweigh the possibilities for self expression? Who is the default template?

Contributions range from reflecting about anonymity, feedback, self-performance and the economical instrumentalisation of identity, to the presentation of cynical platforms of interpersonal unification and anatomies of the categorised online self.

Contributions by:
Geert Lovink, Lídia Pereira, Lucia Dossin, Mathijs van Oosterhoudt, Mihail Bakalov, Steve Rushton, Δεριζαματζορ Προμπλεμ ιναυστραλια

All contributions to the zine, unless otherwise specified, are licensed under the GNU General Public License1.

1: https://GNU.org/copyleft/gpl.html